The Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands combined for a 46 percent increase in August sales, building on Toyota Motor Corp.
’s U.S. market share gains.
Last month’s rise followed sales advances of 60 percent in June and 87 percent in May, as the company continued to rebound from last year’s natural disasters in Asia. Thanks to a 30 percent jump in U.S. sales this year, Toyota’s eight-month share of the U.S. market now stands at 14.4 percent, up from 12.7 percent a year earlier.
In addition, Toyota was the industry’s top-selling retail brand for the sixth straight month. August fleet sales accounted for less than 3 percent of total volume.